George F. Will [op-ed, Oct. 21] wrote, "Imagine that: Voters are responsible for proving who they are and knowing where they are supposed to vote."

Before insulting those who want to ensure integrity in the electoral process, Will should know that by law in Florida, for example, IDs are not required unless you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide a copy of proper ID to the supervisor of elections before Election Day.

Also, polling places have been added since 2000, locations changed because of redistricting and hurricanes, and voter registration cards were backlogged for thousands of newly registered voters who had trouble reaching their elections department by phone to find out where they were supposed to vote.

George Will might want to imagine a world where policy shapers drop the simplistic, ill-informed arrogance that is threatening our democracy.

-- Bobbie Ann Brinegar

Coral Gables, Fla.

The writer is president of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County.


Why does George Will have to take an otherwise reasonable column and add "liberals" as an epithet? I am a liberal, I'm proud to be a liberal, and I agree with most of what Will wrote.

I think that there comes a point when people aren't victims anymore, except of their own incompetence. To ask "Can liberals accept that an undervote usually reflects . . . voter carelessness" is just intellectual laziness. Will should figure out whom he's arguing against instead of just blaming his old standbys.

-- Brandon Goodrich